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  • Univar Opens New Oil & Gas Facility in North Dakota

    01 Jul 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 1, 2014 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, held a grand opening ceremony on June 30 for a new, permanent facility in Dickinson, N.D., to support its oil and gas business in the Williston Basin. The ribbon cutting ceremony at the new facility featured remarks by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Univar’s President of Oil & Gas and Mining, Chris Oversby, and Dickinson City Commissioner Carson Steiner.

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  • Univar Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

    27 Jun 2014

    Downers Grove, Ill., June 27, 2014 – Univar Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The total number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. The proposed offering is expected to commence subject to the review process of the SEC, and subject to market and other conditions.

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  • Univar Sponsors National Chemistry Competition

    18 Jun 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., June 18, 2014 – Univar, a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, will serve as a sponsor of the National You Be The Chemist Challenge® (YBTC) competition – a question-and-answer academic competition for students in the 5th through 8th grades, focused on chemistry and general science.


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  • Univar and P&G Chemicals Form First GFSI/BRC-Certified Supply Chain for Glycerin

    17 Jun 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., June 17, 2014 – Univar USA Inc. and P&G Chemicals announce that they are able to offer customers a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-certified domestic supply chain for the packaging and manufacturing of glycerin in the United States. This comes as Univar receives its first GFSI certification against the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Issue 6 for Manufacturing standard for its facility in Bedford Park, IL with a Grade A. GFSI certified operations recognize companies and facilities which meet the rigorous quality standards in their operations.

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  • Univar’s ChemCare Waste Management Service Recognized for Safety Excellence in Houston

    17 Jun 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., June 16, 2014 – ChemCare®, the innovative waste management service from Univar USA Inc., was recently recognized for outstanding safety performance at its Houston operations as the winner of the 2014 Contractor Safety Excellence Award from the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) and the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC). ChemCare was nominated for their overall safety programs and performance on-site managed services for waste management and disposal.

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  • Univar Breaks Ground on New Oil & Gas Facility in Elmendorf, Texas

    09 Jun 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., June 9, 2014 – Univar Inc., a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, broke ground on a new 52,000-square-foot facility on 12 acres of land in Elmendorf, Texas, in a ceremony on May 20. The facility, located in the Alamo Junction Rail Park, is currently under construction, and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.

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  • Univar Announces Joint Venture with E.A. Juffali & Brothers

    02 Jun 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., June 2, 2014 – Univar Inc., a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, announced today a joint venture with E.A. Juffali & Brothers, a major player in chemicals and other industries based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The joint venture will be a full distribution business headquartered in the country’s Eastern Province.

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  • Univar to Showcase Hair and Skin Care Prototypes at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day

    12 May 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., May 12, 2014 – Univar, a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, today released eight new formulations to help consumers achieve healthy hair and skin. The innovative prototypes – which have been designed to incorporate new, natural ingredients and meet the latest consumer trends – will be on display at Univar’s booth #501 this week at the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day, May 14-15.

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  • Magnablend Receives 2014 Industry of the Year Award from Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce

    31 Mar 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., March 31, 2014 – Magnablend, a subsidiary of Univar and leader in custom blending and packaging, announced it has received the 2014 Industry of the Year award from the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. Recognizing Magnablend’s contributions and valued role in Ellis County, Texas, the prestigious award was accepted at a Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce event by Magnablend President Scott Pendery.

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  • Univar Gets Ready for Spring with Kao Fragrances

    24 Mar 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., March 24, 2014 – Univar Inc., a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, announced today that Univar Italy has been appointed the official distributor of fragrances for chemical supplier Kao Corporation.

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